Since its first publication in 1991, New Flora of the British Isles has become established as the standard work on the identification of the wild vascular plants of the British Isles. The Flora remains unique in many features, including its full coverage of all British wild plants, its user-friendly organisation, and its specially compiled keys and descriptions. This new edition includes the addition of more than 160 species, so that 4,800 taxa are now covered in varying degrees of detail. It also incorporates the new molecular system of classification based on DNA sequences. Furthermore, with 1600 species illustrations, rewritten distributions and an overhaul of the designation of degrees of rarity, with the introduction of a third, less rare, category. These revisions should ensure that this Third Edition remains the essential reference source for all taxonomists, ecologists, conservationists, plant hunters and biogeographers, whether they be researchers, teachers, students or amateurs.
Issue: 2011 12 30
Previous ed.: 1997
Includes bibliographical references and index
"All the native and naturalised plants of the British Isles plus all hybrids are included. Keys are provided for identification, as well as descriptions, Latin and English names and important synonyms. Ecology and distribution are also included, making it a complete practical database. This new edition, building on the advances of the 1991 edition, has been revised throughout to ensure that the work is fully up-to-date. Over 100 species and subspecies have been added, together with numerous extra hybrids, bringing the total number of taxa covered to over 4500"--NHBS Environment Bookstore